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Accident of Birth
17th May 2001, 03:28 AM
Can't vouch for the accuracy of the numbers, but it is interesting to consider...

If we could shrink the earth's population to a village of precisely 100 people with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look something like the following:

There would be:
57 Asians
21 Europeans
14 from the Western Hemisphere (both North and South)
and 8 Africans
52 would be female
48 would be male
70 would be non-white
30 would be white
70 would be non-Christian
30 would be Christian
89 would be heterosexual
11 would be homosexual
6 people would possess 59% of the entire world's wealth and all 6 would be from the United States
80 would live in substandard housing
70 would be unable to read
50 would suffer from malnutrition
1 would be near death: 1 would be near birth
1 would have a college education
1 would own a computer

When one considers our world from such a compressed perspective, the need for acceptance, understanding and education becomes glaringly apparent.

The following is also something to ponder...

If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week.

If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pange of starvation, you are ahead of 500 million people in the world.

If you can attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death, you are more blessed than 3 billion people in the world.

If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75% of this world.

If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace, you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy.

If you can read this message, you are more blessed than over 2 billion people in the world that cannot read at all.


Something to think about...no?

Wendy

Cheers

imported_col
17th May 2001, 11:30 AM
Fascinating reading Wendy, certainly opens the eyes to the luck that some of us have and the sufering of others.

One other stat I came across when the worlds population reched something over 6 Billion,

"there are more peole alive today than have ever died throughout history."

LadyLynne
17th May 2001, 01:23 PM
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
big love
lynne
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pris
17th May 2001, 04:21 PM
Very good though. It makes us to feel fortunately. We should be gratefull to God and our parents for thinking in our needs and ask God to be mercyful for those who suffer all around the world. Thanx, Wendy

P.

3MINUTE_HEROIN
17th May 2001, 05:28 PM
This made me think about what is important in reality. I will share it with my friends 'cause it was a delicious food for thought.

Love.

paula1
18th May 2001, 03:07 PM
Something to ponder..make you think about how lucky u actually are!

imported_ANDY
18th May 2001, 03:32 PM
Thanks for that AoB.Some profound words there.
Makes you kinda feel small.

Take care Andy.